Do You Review?

At Terra Sigillata, Abel Pharmboy asks if assistant professors working on getting a shiny tenure dossier together should consider writing review papers, even if the tenure guidelines say review papers are not "original, peer-reviewed research publications." Abel Pharmboy did write reviews as a young professor but doubts they helped him get tenure and he asks if his experience is the norm.

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The UK's Human Fertility and Embryology Authority calls for consumer genetic testing companies to warn customers that testing could uncover family secrets, according to the Guardian.

The New York Times reports that United Nations delegates have been discussing how to govern the genetic resources of the deep sea.

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In PNAS this week: analysis of proteolytic enzymes secreted by circulating tumor cells, phylogenetic study of Fv1 evolution, and more.